Dick Kiernan

Executive Director

Dick would describe himself as a ‘cradle Catholic’ with a unique faith journey. Raised in the Catholic Church, he deviated from this at age 14 and converted to atheism for ten years. At age 24, he came back to the Lord through the Evangelical campus ministry, The Navigators, went on to be discipled by charismatics, and later theologized at a Catholic renewal University. Together, these experiences exposed him to different streams and expressions within the Church and gave him love and appreciation for the entire Body of Christ.

In 1990, he joined the prayer movement that would later become the NH Alliance. In 2003, when the NH Alliance was established, he said yes to serving on the NHA Board and the NH Alliance Coordinator. In this role, he oversees the activities and events of the NH Alliance. In addition to working with the NHA, Dick has worked full time with Alpha New England for the last 14 years. His atheist journey made him passionate about evangelism and winning the churched and un-churched alike for Christ.

Dick has five children ages 15-25, all of whom are believers and four who actively serve the Lord in some way. He believes the Lord is calling for Christians to unite all God’s people for the greater purpose of revival and awakening to reach the lost. In his words, “how can we do otherwise?”

Dena Stahlheber

Communications Director

Dena often calls herself a Kingdom Architect, designing businesses, strategies, or programs, for God’s dreams to come to fruition. She straddles the business and family spheres, specifically working to see freedom and healing for women of all generations. She works in a variety of mediums and is often hosting an event or creating a program for others to experience.

She is also a visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit recently co-launching Hope Hubz, Inc (S-corp), supported the launch of the Good Samaritan Network (part of the NH Alliance), and co-founded Sister Bridges, while also acting as Executive Director to DreamCatchers NH.

Dena enjoys being a mom and a wife to a wonderful family and tries to find time for the arts like writing, drawing ,and playing music.

Ashley Therrien

Development Director

Ashley is a life-long New Hampshire resident who is passionate about the arts, business and her faith. Ashley attended Saint Anselm College where she received her BFA in Business with a Certificate in Musical Theatre. After graduating from St. Anselm, Ashley worked at the Palace Theatre in Manchester as the Assistant to the Director of Development where she spent four wonderful years assisting with many fabulous fundraising events. In the fall of 2015, Ashley embarked on a new adventure when she started her own tutoring business called Ashley & Co Tutoring. She spent four years tutoring a variety of academic subjects from K-12 and advocating for students with specialized education plans, primarily for students at South Merrimack Christian Academy. In 2019 when the Palace Theatre partnered with the city of Manchester to revive the Rex Theatre, Ashley returned to the Palace as the Development Coordinator for the Rex where she was part of the team that re-opened the Rex Theatre in October of 2019. After being laid off in April 2020 because of COVID-19, Ashley was introduced to the New Hampshire Alliance and Good Samaritan Network through a friend who mentioned that the organizations were looking for a Development Director. In August of 2020, she stepped into this role. Ashley is excited to use her passion for business and fundraising to help further the mission of the Good Samaritan Network to equip and activate churches to fight the drug crisis in New Hampshire and to help the New Hampshire Alliance continue its mission of uniting churches beyond denominational lines throughout New Hampshire.

In addition to her business background and experience, Ashley is a professionally trained opera singer who performs regularly. She often performs with Piccola Opera and Opera on Tap throughout New Hampshire. She is actively involved at her church, The Zeal Movement, where she sits on the Board and leads a women’s group. Ashley considers her faith the foundation of her life, and she believes that loving others well is all that really matters in the end.